The global video streaming market is undergoing rapid expansion. According to a market analysis report by Grand View Research, it was valued at $89.03 billion in 2022, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.5% from 2023 to 2030. Over this period, APAC is projected to demonstrate significant growth at the highest CAGR of any region. At BroadcastAsia 2023, Interra Systems will showcase major updates to its award-winning content QC, monitoring, and analysis solutions, which are helping APAC OTT service providers and broadcasters deliver high-quality video and streamline their content QC and monitoring processes across the entire digital media supply chain.
“As the video streaming market continues to expand in APAC, our goal is to help media companies in the region meet the ever-growing demand for superior video quality, while streamlining workflows through the automation of media processing and verification across the entire digital media supply chain,” said Bibhas Kumar Samanta, Sales Head, India and MENA, at Interra Systems. “At BroadcastAsia 2023, we’ll demonstrate to our expanding APAC customer base that we’re continuously setting new standards in media QC, captioning, monitoring, and analysis to achieve that goal. To that end, we are excited to be unveiling significant enhancements to our ORION, BATON, BATON Captions, and VEGA Media Analyzer solutions at the show.”
Interra Systems will be showcasing its portfolio of software-based solutions for media QC, monitoring, and analysis at BroadcastAsia 2023, including:
Enhancing QoS/QoE: ORION Content Monitoring for OTT and Linear/IP Video
Interra Systems offers two robust monitoring solutions, ORION and ORION-OTT, designed to cater to a wide range of cloud deployment scenarios, including linear broadcast, IP-based delivery infrastructures, and live/VOD OTT content. Recent advancements to ORION include improved localization support, expanded HDR and SMPTE ST 2110 checks, enhanced scheduled reports, improved usability in live monitoring views, and the introduction of scheduled monitoring for automated, time-based monitoring of feeds. ORION-OTT has been bolstered with enhanced support for localization, monitoring of Dolby Atmos audio and low-latency streams, an expanded array of DASH compliance checks, improved freeze detection, and additional system alerts for seamless integration with third-party systems.
Future-Proofing End-to-End Monitoring in IP Environments: ORION 2110 Probe
The demand for seamless interoperability, cost-effective IT infrastructure, and increased flexibility in video transmission, particularly for 4K/8K HDR content, is compelling broadcasters to migrate from traditional SDI infrastructures to IP-based video networks. IP networks provide superior agility, stability, and flexibility for constructing next-generation video production and distribution facilities. Interra Systems' ORION 2110 Probe, designed to support the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, empowers broadcasters to future-proof their end-to-end video quality monitoring in IP environments. This robust solution offers comprehensive QoS/QoE monitoring of SMPTE ST 2110 essence streams, including main and redundancy signals, along with seamless integration with NMOS. With its capabilities, the ORION 2110 Probe effectively addresses the intricate complexities and challenges associated with SDIoIP.
End-to-End Visibility of Video: OCM (ORION Central Manager)
Interra Systems' OCM solution empowers broadcasters and service providers with comprehensive enterprise-wide visibility. It enables centralized management of multiple ORION linear and ORION-OTT setups, whether they are located in the same geographical area or diverse locations. By offering a consolidated, single-screen view of both linear and OTT workflows, OCM enhances the speed and efficiency of error detection and isolation. OCM offers several new features, including enhanced support for localization, end-to-end ad insertion monitoring, compatibility with RHEL 8.4, and additional options for scheduling database backups to ensure effective disaster recovery measures.
Optimizing QC Workflows — BATON
Interra Systems is at the forefront of ML-/AI-enabled automated QC platforms, with their renowned solution, BATON, catering to the most stringent QC standards for quality and compliance. At BroadcastAsia 2023, attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest advancements in BATON, encompassing various updates that enhance QC and analysis of UHD content, including optimized IMF analysis and improved reading and downloads from S3 cloud. The latest version of BATON also boasts enhanced video quality checks, including QR code detection and decoding, video dropout identification, logo detection, color banding analysis for UHD content, and burnt-in text recognition. Additionally, BATON offers comprehensive support and checks for subtitles and transport stream formats, as well as Dolby Atmos, enhanced audio quality checks like Audio Silence, and new formats (e.g., REDCODE audio, enhanced DPX and TIFF format support, and more).
Interra Systems has also made notable enhancements to BATON Media Player, a powerful tool that enables media professionals to play, inspect, and verify audio and video content. The latest upgrades enable optimized playback of 4K content and extended support for Dolby Atmos storage formats like AXS-R7, REDCODE audio, ".dng," and other options to review errors along with recaptioning and subtitling tasks.
BATON Captions is a state-of-the-art automated solution that leverages cutting-edge ML and automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology to cater to the captioning requirements of broadcasters and media professionals, including generation, live-to-VOD repurposing, post-production editing, and localization for diverse geographies. The platform provides a wide range of features for global media distribution, such as caption generation, QC, autocorrections, reviewing, regeneration, and editing. At BroadcastAsia 2023, Interra Systems will showcase the latest features for BATON Captions, which include IAM-based S3 access, additional languages, project-based custom dictionaries, burnt-in text detection, profane word detection, distributed processing using multiple nodes, next-generation format-specific checks, and support for Cavena890, PAC, and CAP subtitling. Moreover, BATON Captions now offers stand-alone subtitle files for QC, recaptioning capabilities, the ability to export captions in the MacCaption closed caption (MCC) format, and the option to add tags for tasks.
BATON LipSync utilizes advanced image processing and deep neural networks to identify errors related to audio-video synchronization. With its ability to perform facial detection, facial tracking, lip detection, lip activity detection, and speech identification, BATON LipSync offers a comprehensive analysis of all lip sync issues. This powerful solution checks content in any language, irrespective of geographical region; supports a wide range of industry formats; and can be seamlessly integrated into existing content processing workflows or used as a stand-alone application..
Powerful Analysis for Next-Generation Media Workflows: VEGA Media Analyzer (VMA)
Interra Systems' VMA stands as a leading analysis platform renowned for its exceptional capabilities in standards compliance, debugging, and interoperability of encoded streams. With its latest updates, VMA now extends its support to the widest range of industry compression standards, including AVS, HDR, AV1, VVC, Dolby Vision, ATSC 3.0, Dolby Atmos, DTS Audio, DolbyE Audio, Dolby AC4, Apple ProRes, JPEG XS, and HEIF.
At BroadcastAsia 2023, Interra Systems will be unveiling the newest addition to the VMA platform and VEGA Vista. This cutting-edge analyzer seamlessly integrates into automated workflows, offering unparalleled customization of parameters and checks at a granular level. Through comprehensive reports, users gain deep visibility into MPEG-2 streams, empowering them to perform root-cause analysis for troubleshooting transmission and audio/video quality-related issues.
Interra Systems helps OTT service providers, broadcasters, telcos, and other media companies deliver high-quality video while streamlining quality control (QC), video analysis, and monitoring processes across the entire media supply chain. The company’s industry-leading solutions are built on software-defined architecture and support numerous deployment scenarios to meet the needs of modern media workflows today — and future-proof them for tomorrow.
The company’s award-winning product portfolio has driven mission-critical deployments of QC and monitoring across the globe. This includes BATON, an enterprise-class, automated file-based QC system; BATON Captions for the efficient creation and distribution of video captions; the ORION family of content monitors for 24/7 quality assurance of linear and OTT streams; and VEGA media analyzers for in-depth video inspection, debugging, and standards compliance.
Interra Systems continues to thrive as it pursues media quality assurance using cutting-edge technologies for optimum quality of service and quality of experience.